How it Works
Get a FREE
Do I Qualify?
If you’re struggling financially, if you already participate in another state or federal assistance program, or if your income is low enough, you may be one of the fortunate ones who do.
How do I get one
It’s easy to get a phone and service. Government programs such as Food Stamps and Medicaid qualify you for eligibility. So does meeting low-income requirements.
How Many People have Free phones?
20 million needy Americans already have Free Phones and experts say that up to 35% of Americans may be qualified.
How long does it take?
Before you know it, you’ll receive your mobile phone in the mail and be able to use 250 minutes of airtime
About Free Phones
Not everyone qualifies for the Lifeline Assistance Phone program. However, if you’re struggling financially, if you already participate in another state or federal assistance program, or if your income is low enough, you may be one of the fortunate ones who do.
It’s relatively quick and simple to determine if you are eligible for a free government cell phone and 250, 1000 or even unlimited monthly minutes and texts.
Get an Free
Amount Free Phone participants pay per month for a cell phone and service.
Number of dollars paid for 1000 minutes per month by Alaska residents who qualify for the Free Phone program.
States it is Available
The number of states in which Free Phones are available. Montana is the last hold-out.
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